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Frugal Fridays: Baby Steps to Saving Money

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

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Saving money doesn’t have to be hard or difficult. Even little actions can eventually result in big savings.

If you really want to save money, it’s important not to ignore the little things.

Here are five easy steps that you can take right now that can save you big money in the long run:

  1. Borrow books, don’t buy. Many libraries carry popular titles shortly after they become available. You can save $20 a book, or more, by using your local library.
  2. Use fluorescent light bulbs. Fluorescent light bulbs use less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs.
  3. Brown bag it. Are you accustomed to eating lunch out? Try brown bagging it and save over $5.00 a day.
  4. Fix the leaky faucet. That drip is more than annoying. It’s wasting water and driving up your water bill. Fix it and save!
  5. Adjust your thermostat. Turn the thermostat up five degrees in the summer, down five degrees in the winter. You’ll use less energy and save dollars.

Bonus tip: Do it yourself. From lawncare to painting to cleaning the house, you can save big dollars by not hiring expensive professionals.

Look around. What little steps can you take today to begin saving money?

Contents (c) Copyright 2007, Laura Spencer. All rights reserved.

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